Assault of an inmate at Kent Institution

News release

August 11, 2022 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On August 9, 2022, an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The inmate has since returned to the institution.

The Agassiz detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.

No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident. The assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken.

In order to improve practices aimed at preventing this type of incident, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances of the incident and take the appropriate measures.



Kim MacPherson

Assistant Warden, Management Services

Kent Institution


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